Man from Lexington charged in multiple Austin, Texas shootings

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AUSTIN, Texas (WKYT) - Authorities say a man with Lexington ties is behind bars after multiple shootings in Austin, Texas.

Photo: Austin Police Department

Austin police say they responded to a shooting call Wednesday afternoon after someone was shot in a vehicle on an interstate highway. That person survived from the injuries, but investigators learned the suspect was possibly involved in three other shootings on Wednesday, as well as a murder from earlier in the week.

CBS Austin reports Charles Curry, 29, is charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and murder following the shootings.

Police said that Curry's victims include a 32-year-old man shot and killed Monday at an apartment complex. Investigators said he also hurt two people in four drive-by shootings on Wednesday, including a 33-year-old woman shot in the head with three kids in the car. Another woman was hurt when shattered glass flew into her face.

The suspect's social media profiles show Curry went to Henry Clay High School in Lexington before attending Vanderbilt University where he graduated with a degree in economics and history. He worked at Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan in Lexington before moving to Austin where he worked in the Texas Senate, a political campaign and a private consulting firm.

Television station KXAN reports Curry was fired from multiple positions during his time in Austin. CBS Austin reports that Curry worked for a Texas state senator during one legislative session before being fired last year.

Police called the drive-by shootings random, and they said they do not know the connection between Curry and the man he is accused of murdering.

U.S. Marshals arrested Curry on Wednesday evening at the apartment complex where two of the shootings happened, CBS Austin reports.



 
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